Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by eilis, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. eilis New Member

    english, USA
    I'm wondering how to translate some of the basic hanukkah vocabulary into spanish for a holiday lesson for little kids. I'm not finding "hanukkah" or "menorah" (any other important words would be helpful...I'm not Jewish and don't want to overlook the obvious ones....) in my basic dictionaries. Thanks for your help.
  2. sic Senior Member

    English - USA
    I don't believe you would translate those words since they are highly specific to Jewish culture and have no equivalent in any Spanish-speaking cultures. You may be able to describe the menorah in Spanish: "un candelabro con nueve ramas"; and Hannukah: "una fiesta que dura ocho días para celebrar la rededicación del Templo en Jerusalén".
  3. suso26

    suso26 Senior Member

    Spanish México.
  4. eilis New Member

    english, USA
    Thank you for your help. It is what I suspected....This is the first time I've used this site and it's great!

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